quote by Zsa Zsa Gabor

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.

— Zsa Zsa Gabor

Useful Housekeeper quotations

I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on.

This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.

Housekeepers, homemakers, wives, and mothers are fundamental social relations, which rest upon woman's characteristics, physical, mental, and moral.

Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day.


My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.

I'm a great housekeeper. I get divorced. I keep the house.

[On women's role in the home:] Every wife, mother and housekeeper feels at present that there is some screw loose in the household situation.

Ay, in the catalogue ye go for men; As hounds, and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs, Shoughs, water-rugs, and demi-wolves, are 'clept All by the name of dogs: the valued file Distinguishes the swift, the slow, the subtle, The housekeeper, the hunter, every one According to the gift which bounteous nature Hath in him closed.


A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book.

All my wives were great housekeepers. After every divorce, they kept the house.

When I visit a new bookstore, I demand cleanliness, computer monitors, and rigorous alphabetization. When I visit a secondhand bookstore, I prefer indifferent housekeeping, sleeping cats, and sufficient organizational chaos.

The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.

Real optimism is not the pep talk you give yourself.

It is earned through the labor involved in emotional housekeeping.


Housekeeping ain't no joke.

There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.

It is a woman's business to be interested in the environment. It's an extended form of housekeeping.

A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book.

Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.

The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I've ever seen that I didn't have to clean.


Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try. ---in Good Housekeeping

Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio, movies, love, housekeeping or the church, but it has definitely revived vaudeville.

If you're a leader, your whole reason for living is to help human beings develop - to really develop people and make work a place that's energetic and exciting and a growth opportunity, whether you're running a Housekeeping Department or Google. I mean, this is not rocket science.

You sometimes see a woman who would have made a Joan of Arc in another century and climate, threshing herself to pieces over all the mean worry of housekeeping.

Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping.


Every spirit passing through the world fingers the tangible and mars the mutable, and finally has come to look and not to buy.

Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder.

I got that experience through dating dozens of men for six years after college, getting an entry level magazine job at 21, working in the fiction department at Good Housekeeping and then working as a fashion editor there as well as writing many articles for the magazine.

The mother cannot expect her daughter to understand the mysteries of housekeeping without education. She should instruct them patiently, lovingly, and make the work as agreeable as she can by her cheerful countenance and encouraging words of approval. If they fail once, twice, or thrice, censure not.

Today when a man gets married he gets a home, a housekeeper, a cook, a cheering squad and another paycheck. When a woman marries, she gets a boarder. To define it rudely but not ineptly, engineering is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion.


Our housekeeping is mendicant, our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion we have not chosen but society has chosen for us.

Living inside the shuttle was a little like camping out.

We ended up sleeping in our seats. You had to pay attention to housekeeping, not get things too dirty.

It almost seemed as if there must be some random and of course unfair thrift in the emotional housekeeping of the world, if the great happiness--however temporary, however flimsy--of one person could come out of the great unhappiness of another.

Some people come in and really freak. There's movement everywhere, even a dancing housekeeper!

In Hollywood through the 50s, there were black, English, and Middle European housekeepers and maids.

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